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Edited by Walter Littlefield
Reprint in facsimile form of edition of 1789, which was printed at Boston by I. Thomas and company, and is listed anonymously in Sabin, Bibl. amer., v. 15, p. 377
The impression of this edition consists of 550 copies
Attributed to William Hill Brown, the earlier attribution to Mrs. Sarah Wentworth (Apthorp) Morton having apparently been based on insufficient evidence. cf. Emily Pendleton and Milton Ellis, "Philenia", Orono, Me., 1931, p. 38, 109-112; Milton Ellis, "The author of the first American novel", in American literature, v. 4, 1933, p. 359-368